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Started by russellsuthern, Jun 15, 2014, 09:05 am

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russellsuthern

Jul 07, 2014, 10:03 pm #15 Last Edit: Jul 11, 2014, 08:03 am by russellsuthern
Made the sign:

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Here it is "in situ":

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Hope you like.

All the best,

Russell

Volpone

Jul 07, 2014, 10:42 pm #16 Last Edit: Jul 07, 2014, 10:42 pm by volpone
The door with the sign gives a very strong Hudolin vibe.  And it looks like you've got the blue spot-on.  Very nice.
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

russellsuthern

Thanks for your kind words.
It feels like very slow progress, but I'm taking my time & trying to enjoy the build process as much as I know I'll enjoy the final product.
I do get very impatient, especially if life gets in the way & I can't spend as long working on it as I'd like, but I'm sure we're all the same in that respect.
Deep breathing...

Russell

russellsuthern

Hi, All.
Steady progress today.
Filled the 2nd panel & added a window...
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Gave the 2nd panel 3 coats of blue Cuprinol & gave the 1st panel a couple of coats of white emulsion on its reverse side, which will eventually be the inside...
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People are starting to recognise it now, which is very gratifying.
It's fun to watch people glancing at it with a puzzled look on their faces & then having them ask me, "Are you building a TARDIS..?"

Thanks for reading!

Russell

russellsuthern

Hi, all,
Painted both backsides white-
Looks like the mind robbers been in town...
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Both halves of the 1st panel are nearing completion. They still need a couple of coats of gloss, then varnish, but this is what they look like so far...

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Quite pleased with my progress so far, still a long way to go...!

Thanks for reading,

Russell.


galacticprobe

Jul 14, 2014, 05:46 am #21 Last Edit: Jul 14, 2014, 05:46 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: russellsuthern on Jul 13, 2014, 07:20 pm
Quite pleased with my progress so far...


I'd say that makes it unanimous! :D

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

russellsuthern

Thanks all!
I'm really enjoying it & hope to keep making steady progress...

Russell

russellsuthern

Started roughing out some ideas for the lamp.
Doesn't look much right now, but It's still very much in the planning stages
Watch this space..
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Had a bit of a result.
One of my students is having his garden re-done. The builders had to rip up a load of decking, which was only going to be skipped, so he said I could have it!
This should be enough for me to really crack on with my build, if not finish it!!

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Raining at the moment, so no work today, but will keep you updated!!

Russell

russellsuthern

Making good headway with the 3rd panel....

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I made the panel recesses 1 inch thick, which is really going to make it a heavy bugger! But I think it will be worth it, as it really makes the build look more "3D" & less flat, if you see what I mean!

Cheers,

Russell

galacticprobe

Jul 22, 2014, 04:44 am #25 Last Edit: Jul 22, 2014, 04:44 am by galacticprobe
So... she'll be a little heavy. The important things are (in order of preference):

1) she looks great so far and you want her to keep looking great;
2) you want her to last a few millennia, so some sturdiness is required, and;
3) you want her doors to keep out the assembled hordes of Genghis Khan!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

russellsuthern

Jul 22, 2014, 10:36 am #26 Last Edit: Jul 22, 2014, 10:38 am by russellsuthern
;D

Absolutely! Not to mention the assembled hoards of my curious students!!

Russell

russellsuthern

Hi, all.

Added a window & started filling my 3rd panel...

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Slow but steady progress...

Hope your builds are all going well.

Russell

superrichi1a

"Slow but steady" is the way to go! I'm really enjoying this, especially the ingenuity behind what wood to use and how good it's looking as a result! Keep it up :)

Out of interest, what martial arts do you do? I kept trying as a child, right the way through teens to find a martial art I could settle on, tried a load of classes before eventually discovering Krav Maga (not sure if that's technically a martial
art...) which I still do and love. Looking back I wish I'd tried harder to stick to a martial art earlier on...
Isn't it how ironic that we have to think of solutions out of the box, in order to build our boxes a lot of the time?

russellsuthern

Aug 04, 2014, 09:47 pm #29 Last Edit: Aug 04, 2014, 09:57 pm by russellsuthern
Hi!
Thanks for your positive comments.
My methods of wood collection is partially due to necessity (no money!), but partly because I see it as a challenge. Even if I was loaded, I'd probably still try to get my wood for free, that's half the fun of it!
Krav Maga is definitely a martial art!
I do White Crane Kung Fu, which also incorporates Tai Chi, Chinese Kickboxing & Chinese weapons.
My website, if you fancy a look, is:
www.whitecranemartialarts.co.uk

All the best,

Russell